Shallow acne scars are typically slightly depressed areas, which can often look like shallow chickenpox scars.
Treatment commonly used for shallow acne scars:
Superficial Chemical Peel (glycolic acid): We use this peel to remove the stains/acne on the skin. Generally this has an affect mainly on the top layer of the skin.
This peel has little effect on the lower part of the skin, thus unable to heel deeper scars. There is minimal recovery time needed after completion of this treatment. Patients may feel some redness and flaking of the skin which will end within a week.
Dermabrasion: Layers of the skin are sanded away with this procedure. In general, dermabrasion typically works best for shallow depressed scars. The recovery time after this treatment is one to two weeks, however, redness may take months to fade away.
Collagen Injections: Collagen is injected directly into the scar. Little or no recovery is needed after this treatment; however, results are not permanent.